David Chamberlain

7 November 1746–16 January 1821 (Age 74)
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of David

When David Chamberlain was born on 7 November 1746, in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, David Chamberlain, was 19 and his mother, Ann Boyd, was 25. He married Chloe Conant on 25 June 1779, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 16 January 1821, in Ontario, Ontario, Wayne, New York, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Hardin, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Chamberlain
Chloe Conant
Marriage: 25 June 1779
John Chamberlain
Betsey Chamberlain
David M. Chamberlain
Beekman Chamberlin
Jeremiah Chamberlain

Spouse and Children

25 June 1779
Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 30

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 30

New York is the 11th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 40

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: status name from Old French chambrelain, Norman French cambrelanc, cambrelen(c) ‘chamberlain’ (of Germanic origin, from kamer ‘chamber’, ‘room’, Latin camera ( see Chambers ) + the diminutive suffix -(l)ing). This was originally the name of an official in charge of the private chambers of his master.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Memories of David Citizens Historical Association Indianapolis

David Chamberlain, father of John (II) and son of John (I) and Anna (Boyd) Chamberlain, was born at Brookfield, Mass., in Nov. 1746. He served as a minuteman and drummer under the command of Paul Reve …

Sources (3)

  • David Chamberlain, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • David Chamberlin, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • David Chamberlin, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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